Period
to 13 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Disclosure Scotland skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Disclosure Scotland over the 6 months to 13 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Disclosure Scotland
England > North West
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 195 185 167
Rank change year-on-year -10 -18 -20
Contract jobs citing Disclosure Scotland 12 17 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.20% 0.30% 0.92%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.08% 2.94% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 65
North West median daily rate £489 £430 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.66% -4.44% -10.00%
10th Percentile £331 £280 £290
90th Percentile £548 £650 £675
England median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
North West median hourly rate £47.19 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.83% - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +28.57% +22.81% -76.25%

Disclosure Scotland is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 578 578 659
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 9.72% 10.12% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 351 411
North West median daily rate £413 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -3.13% -3.03%
10th Percentile £197 £213 £250
90th Percentile £596 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 24 25
North West median hourly rate £29.19 £13.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +116.22% -46.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £11.56 £9.34 £9.19
90th Percentile £67.50 £41.13 £46.85
England median hourly rate £22.40 £20.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year +11.99% -12.42% +5.96%

Disclosure Scotland
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Disclosure Scotland as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Disclosure Scotland in the North West

Disclosure Scotland
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Disclosure Scotland in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Disclosure Scotland in the North West

Disclosure Scotland
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Disclosure Scotland in the North West over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Disclosure Scotland in the North West

Disclosure Scotland
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Disclosure Scotland in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Disclosure Scotland in the North West

Disclosure Scotland
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Disclosure Scotland in the North West over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Disclosure Scotland in the North West

Disclosure Scotland
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Disclosure Scotland within the North West region over the 6 months to 13 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire -20 10 £540 +80.00%
Manchester -15 1 £438 +1.74%
Cumbria - 1 - -
Disclosure Scotland
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Disclosure Scotland also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Disclosure Scotland.

1 8 (66.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (25.00%) DBS Check
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) JIRA
3 2 (16.67%) Validation
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (16.67%) Scrum
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) User Stories
3 2 (16.67%) User Experience
3 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (16.67%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
4 1 (8.33%) Workshop Facilitation
4 1 (8.33%) Strategic Thinking
4 1 (8.33%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (8.33%) Social Listening
4 1 (8.33%) Java 8
4 1 (8.33%) Service Design
4 1 (8.33%) Wireframes
4 1 (8.33%) Prototyping
4 1 (8.33%) Business Process Modelling
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Rapid Prototyping
4 1 (8.33%) SaaS
4 1 (8.33%) PaaS
4 1 (8.33%) Information Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) Social Media
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (8.33%) Axure RP

Disclosure Scotland
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) PaaS
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) Axure RP
2 1 (8.33%) Maven
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Designer
2 2 (16.67%) JIRA Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Content Designer
3 1 (8.33%) IT Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) IT Architect
3 1 (8.33%) IT Project Leader
3 1 (8.33%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IT Technical Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Java Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Java Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Project Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Transformation Director
3 1 (8.33%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) jQuery
1 1 (8.33%) Node.js
1 1 (8.33%) Spring
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (16.67%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Public Cloud
2 1 (8.33%) Social Media
2 1 (8.33%) Taxonomies
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) Scrum
2 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (16.67%) User Stories
2 2 (16.67%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
2 2 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (8.33%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Business Process Modelling
3 1 (8.33%) Kanban
3 1 (8.33%) Market Research
3 1 (8.33%) Programme Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Prototyping
3 1 (8.33%) Service Design
3 1 (8.33%) Social Listening
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (8.33%) Strategic Thinking
3 1 (8.33%) Use Case
3 1 (8.33%) Wireframes
3 1 (8.33%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (25.00%) DBS Check
3 2 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Adobe